Windows 10: Multiple monitors, Windows sends desktop icons to random monitor

Discus and support Multiple monitors, Windows sends desktop icons to random monitor in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi there, I'm running Windows 10 Pro on my home desktop. I've got 3 monitors setup, two normal, and one TV via a USB video card with HDMI output.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by bhoglan, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. bhoglan Win User

    Multiple monitors, Windows sends desktop icons to random monitor


    Hi there,

    I'm running Windows 10 Pro on my home desktop. I've got 3 monitors setup, two normal, and one TV via a USB video card with HDMI output.

    My monitors are laid out as |3| |1| |2| with 1 being the primary 21 inch, 2 being a second 21 inch, and 3 being the TV.
    Since 1 is set as the primary, I have the system tray on that monitor, in keeping with normal Windows conventions, I like to have all my icons on my primary monitor. For some reason, seemingly at random, Windows will move all my desktop icons to one of the other monitors, it seems to choose the destination at random.

    I can manually pull the icons back to my primary, but it's a little frustrating. Also, I've had a couple instances where the taskbar on my primary monitor only shows the outline of the taskbar without any buttons, systray, or icons. The only way I can fix this is to either restart Windows Explorer or reboot the computer.

    Does anyone have any ideas for these issues?


    Thanks!
    Brian

    :)
     
    bhoglan, Aug 8, 2015
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  2. PC screen to TV

    restart pc

    Try to keep resolution the same. If you have a 720p HDTV then I would set your monitor and TV to 1280x720.

    1280x720 on monitor will increase the size of icons, windows, text, etc. you will probably have to set up your icons again on PC monitor after the change.

    I run all 3, 2 monitors & 1 TV at 1280x720 all the time. It is perfect for everything and videos.
     
    seahawks65, Aug 8, 2015
    #2
  3. monitor settings

    Hi,

    Check the settings at Start - Settings - System - Display

    You may have more advanced settings in Right Click Desktop - Graphics

    Properties AND/OR in Control Panel - Display - Adjust Resolution AND/OR

    an icon in the notification area near the clock on lower right of desktop.

    These should help (they also apply to Windows 10)

    Connect Multiple Monitor to your PC

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/how-connect-multiple-monitors

    Do more with multiple monitors

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/multiple-monitors

    Hope this helps.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Rob Brown -
    Microsoft MVP
    <- profile - Windows and Devices for IT : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
     
    SpiritX MS MVP, Aug 8, 2015
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